Ever since the lockdown has been eased and shooting has been allowed after the second wave of coronavirus in the country, many new projects have started shooting. One of them is Mani Ratnam's dream project,Ponniyin Selva. The shooting of the film is going on very fast. It is a historical film, which is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's novel 'Ponniyin Selva. This novel came in the year 1955. The film stars many prominent celebs from Bollywood and Tollywood, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Karthi, Jairam Ravi, Shobhita, and Dhulipala.
After wrapping up the shooting of the film in Puducherry in the past few weeks, the team has reached Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh for their next schedule last week, where Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sang a song with over 400 junior artists. shot to. A source reveals, “Aishwarya was here only for two days of shooting. The rest of the cast and crew are in Orchha, Gwalior, and Maheshwar since last week. Mani Ratnam wanted to shoot a song on a bigger level, for which he decided to rope in more than 400 junior artists."
The source further added, “All these junior artists have also taken both the doses of the vaccine and are getting Kovid tests done daily. This is a great dance number. Earlier it was reported that Aishwarya will shoot this song in Hyderabad. But it has now been shot in Madhya Pradesh. The song has been choreographed by National Award-winning choreographer Vrinda Gopal. The team shot the song sequences at Maheshwar Ghat, where films like 'Pad Man' and 'Dabangg 3' have been shot."
The source further revealed that the film has been shot with a big budget. He said, “The film is being made on a budget of around Rs 500 crore. The story spans several years and has more than 50 main characters. It has been extensively shot in Thailand and there is also a set that has been built on the outskirts of Hyderabad. More than 1500 junior artists are involved in different schedules.90 percent of the film has been completed. The film will release in two parts, but both the parts are being shot simultaneously.